Eckhart Tolle and Idiocracy: The doctrine and impact of a "great spiritual master" by Lucia Canovi

Eckhart Tolle and Idiocracy: The doctrine and impact of a "great spiritual master"

byLucia Canovi

Kobo ebook | March 14, 2017

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“It is as a former devout follower of Eckhart Tolle that I am warning you: his spiritual teachings are not a well of infinite wisdom. Or at least, if they are a well, they are not the sort of well which will quench your thirst, but merely the kind of well you drown in.
Moreover, neither are they the road to enlightenment. At least, if they are the road to enlightenment, this enlightenment does not in any way resemble the rosy view we have of it. As far as I am concerned, I would rather not go there.
On reading this book, you will not only get to see Tolle’s work, but also what you might more generally refer to as his “spirituality”, in a new light – a rational and discursive light. Instead of letting yourself be led along by undefined emotions and confused feelings, as Tolle encourages you to do, you will start to listen to your own inner voice of reason.
After that, you are welcome to choose whichever view you find more convincing: either one where Tolle is a “spiritual master” of the highest level, or one where Tolle is the very crafty author of a rather toxic best-seller.
What is crucial is that you get to see both sides of the coin; that you hold enough cards to make up your own mind; in short, that you can get to see the positives and negatives. I use the word “crucial”, because becoming a disciple of Eckhart Tolle is a decision which will bring in its wake a whole host of consequences, as we are just about to discover…”

Publisher’s note
Does Eckhart Tolle, well-known author of The Power of Now and personal development writer, present us with some kind of liberating spirituality, free from any ideology?
Lucia Canovi shows us that the reality is not quite so simple. In the maze of ‘Tollian’ concepts (ego, Being, mind...) points of convergence are exposed, along with distortions, contradictions and a hidden coherence, which lead Tolle’s disciples unwittingly towards a dumbed down state of inertia: the happiness of a contented fool.
This salutary book, refreshing and humorous, will be enjoyed by those who are trying to make logical sense of the doctrines of enlightened spiritual gurus, Tolle being one of them, and will interest anyone looking for inner peace… a peace that Tolle is trying to sell at too high a price.

About the author
Lucia Canovi is a fully certified teacher of modern literature and in her youth, was awarded six literary prizes. At one time, she was profoundly influenced by Eckhart Tolle and other authors belonging to the ‘New Age’ movement. She wrote Eckhart Tolle and Idiocracy to debunk the myths
surrounding an author whose ideas are more dangerous than they seem at first glance, but which are almost unequivocally popular.
Lucia Canovi is the author of numerous books (psychology/personal development, novels, etc.).

About the translator
Gwenllian Lewis is a freelance translator originally from the UK, now working mainly in France. She translates across a range of subject areas (from literature to law; wellness to art), in English, German, Italian and French. Moreover, she has a special interest in personal development and psychology, due to her own experiences in diverse environments around the world.

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Title:Eckhart Tolle and Idiocracy: The doctrine and impact of a "great spiritual master"Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:lucia-canovi.comLanguage:English

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